Family care events
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be an incredibly daunting experience for a young person and their family. Our Type 1 events are an opportunity to meet other young people and their families with diabetes – it's often the first time a child will meet someone else with the condition – and to learn and share experiences in a fun, relaxed environment.
As well as exciting activities such as climbing and canoeing, young people get the chance to meet with a healthcare team, and to learn how to live with diabetes. Parents get to meet with others in a similar situation, and attend supportive and informative discussion groups.
Dealing with diabetes can be challenging, whether you’ve just been diagnosed or are an old hand. Sometimes, all you want to do is talk to someone who understands. The Diabetes UK Helpline is a confidential service, staffed by trained counsellors who know all about the condition. So, whether you’re after information or just need to chat, we’re here to help.
And much more...
These are just a few of the services your generous donations help to fund. To find out more information about what we do to help all those affected by diabetes please go to How we help.